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  1. Alan Serven
    March 26, 2019

    Actually, it is more generally accepted that the term “gunpowder” applies to black powder to distinguish that from modern “smokeless powder.” (See Wikipedia and Merriam-Webster.) Worst case, “gunpowder” is a non-specific or generic term for any low or deflagrating explosive used in a gun system as a propellant.

    PS – Prior to my current position, I worked for more than a decade manufacturing smokeless propellant for reloading purposes and ammunition manufacturers.


  2. Michele
    February 8, 2020

    The post does not explain the difference. Reading it, one deduces that he composition is the same, the only difference is the quality of the ingredients. By the way, gunpowder it’s not smokeless, it actually produces a lot of smoke (which created a sort of fog in a protracted battle, as all accounts report)


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